A purse of $8 million was shared among players who competed in the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course, on Kiawah Island, S.C. The winner received $1,445,000 and had his name engraved on the Wanamaker Trophy, which is permanently enshrined at The PGA of America national office in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The PGA Champion also receives a replica of the Wanamaker Trophy.
Method of Play: Stroke play, four rounds of 18 holes. Following the first 36 holes of play, the field will be reduced to the 70 players having the lowest scores and those tied for 70th place. Those players will advance to complete the final two rounds. In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a three-hole aggregate score playoff. If still tied there will be a sudden-death playoff.
EligibilityThe PGA of America has approved the following list of players eligible to compete in the 95th PGA Championship:
All former PGA Champions • Winners of the last five Masters (2009-2013)
Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2009-2013)
Winners of the last five Open Championships (2009-2013)
The 2013 Senior PGA Champion
The 15 low scorers and ties in the 2012 PGA Championship
The 20 low scorers in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship
The 70 leaders from the PGA Championship Points list from the 2012 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational through the 2013 RBC Canadian Open ending July 28, 2013.
Members of the 2012 United States and European Ryder Cup Teams providing they remain within the top 100 of the World Golf Rankings as of July 12, 2013.
Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour from the 2012 PGA Championship to the 2013 PGA Championship (does not include pro-am and team competitions).
Vacancies will be filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in the PGA Championship Points list from the 2012 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational through the 2013 RBC Canadian Open, ending July 28).
In addition, The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above. The total field will be a maximum of 156 players.
CBS and TNT will combine to broadcast 28 hours of live Championship coverage, CBS will broadcast 10 hours on Saturday and Sunday. TNT will broadcast 12 hours on Thursday and Friday and six on Saturday and Sunday. The PGA Championship will be broadcast to 207 countries and territories reaching approximately 673 million households.
PGA Championship Programming (All times are Eastern - Tentative)
Thurs. Aug. 8 & TNT 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 9 CBS 12:37 - 1:07 a.m.
Sat. Aug. 10 & TNT 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 11 CBS 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
96th PGA Championship
Aug. 4-10, 2014
Valhalla Golf Club
97th PGA Championship
Whistling Straits-Straits Course
98th PGA Championship
Baltusrol Golf Club
99th PGA Championship
Quail Hollow Club
100th PGA Championship
Bellerive Country Club
St. Louis, Mo.
At the exploratory meeting of The Professional Golfers' Association of America Jan. 17, 1916, to lay the
building blocks for the foundation of what is today, the world's largest working sports organization. It was there that the idea for a national championship was conceived. Department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker, who hosted the meeting, would provide a trophy for the competition, as well as an initial purse of $2,580 for the match-play event.
The first PGA Championship was played in 1916 at the Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, N.Y. But it would be five years before an American-born PGA Professional claimed the Championship. England's Jim Barnes won the inaugural Championship, but the event was interrupted for two years by World War I. Barnes came back in 1919 to capture his second consecutive Championship and began his own era of domination. Hagen would go on to post his record-tying five PGA Championships in the 1920s. Gene Sarazen would claim victories in 1922, '23 and '33.
The baptism of Byron Nelson as one of the finest competitors in PGA Championship history began in 1939 when he was defeated, 1-up by Henry Picard, in the finals. "Lord Byron" reached the finals in four of the next five PGA Championships, and etched his name on the Wanamaker Trophy twice, in 1940 and 1945. The Championship was not played in 1943 because of World War II. During the post-war years, the Wanamaker Trophy added the names of Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Chick Harbert, Doug Ford and Jack Burke.
In 1958, the format of the PGA Championship was changed from match play to stroke play. The new era in PGA Championship history added the names of Dow Finsterwald, Bob Rosburg, Jay Hebert and Gary Player to its Champions roster. In 1963, Jack Nicklaus won his first of a record-tying five PGA Championships. Fittingly, Nicklaus tied Hagen's record with his last PGA Championship triumph in 1980 at Oak Hill Country Club in Hagen's hometown of Rochester, N.Y.
Over the past seven decades, the PGA Championship has developed into one of the premier sporting events of the world. More than 100,000 people line the fairways of the nation's finest golf facilities during PGA Championship week to view the strongest, all-professional international field in major championship golf. As it was more than 80 years ago, the Wanamaker Trophy is still prized as one of the golf world's greatest treasures.
James Barnes (1916, '19) Nick Price (1992, '94)
Leo Diegel (1928, '29) Paul Runyan (1934, '38)
Raymond Floyd (1969, '82) Gene Sarazen (1922, '23, '33)
Walter Hagen (1921, '24,'25, '26, '27) Denny Shute (1936, '37)
Ben Hogan (1946, '48) Vijay Singh (1998, '04)
Byron Nelson (1940, '45) Sam Snead (1942, '49, '51)
Larry Nelson (1981, '87) Dave Stockton (1970, '76)
Jack Nicklaus (1963, '71, '73, '75, '80) Lee Trevino (1974, '84)
Gary Player (1962, '72) Tiger Woods (1999, '00, '06, '07)